Public Policy and Advocacy


Contact: Patti Whitney-Wise

Executive Director

Email, (503) 595-5501, Ext. 302

Advocacy is the most effective way to eliminate hunger and poverty in Oregon.

We support and advocate for public policy that will increase economic stabilty, strenghten our food system and increase access to the food assistance safety net on the local, state and federal levels.

Join our advocacy efforts.

State Policy
Federal Policy

Together we can end hunger before it begins.

Let's send strong, clear messages to our leaders that we believe in an Oregon where all children, families and individuals have the opportunity to be stable, hunger-free and healthy, with the foundations in place to suceeed in school, work and life.



Apr. 1

TANF overview

The prosperity of our state depends on the health and well being of the next generation.

Sep. 19

Legislative Session Wrap-Up Reports

Read highlights from previous Oregon state legislative sessions.

Feb. 4

Congressional Poverty Scorecards

 The Poverty Scorecard rates every member of Congress on how they voted on anti-poverty legislation. From the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law.